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Between last year and this year, we’ve sen an incredible shift in the day-to-day operations of the world. Offices closed, daily commutes ended, and we tried to do it all; from school to working out to therapy to stay-cations, all in our homes. According to a study, 36.2 million Americans (22% of the workforce) will be working remotely by 2025, which is an 87% increase from the number of remote workers prior to the pandemic. It’s no wonder why renovation projects have likely changed from previous years. So we’ve looked at those in the world of decorating, landscape design, and home improvement for the scoop on what they think the big trends will be for 2021 renovation projects. Check out what we’ve gathered below to be the most popular renovation trends for 2021.

Redesigning Rooms

Basement remodel projects are a great way to create a recreational room, and they have been in high demand over the last quarter of the year. The most fun requests we are seeing: office space/man cave, in-home theaters, indoor bowling lanes, full home bars, indoor golf simulators, and climbing walls. 

Work From Home Sanctuaries

With more and more workers taking up remote positions in a post-COVID world, I think we are going to see an even larger increase in demand for live/work-space renovation, whether that’s the transformation of current bedrooms and bonus spaces into offices or the addition of purpose-built home-office structures to empty land. Check out Kapana’s website to explore their mobile ADU’s. 

Room For Multigenerational Households

One trend I have seen emerging in major markets that has been picked up on by large tract builder Lennar, is the creation of purpose-built multigenerational homes with essentially two separate homes under one roof. We’ve had our eyes opened to the power of ADUs and backyard casitas, but prepare for an ever-growing landscape of modular solutions. 

Green Solutions

Whether it’s the addition of larger systems like solar power or rainwater harvesting to existing homes or simpler incentives for property owners to undertake insulation and HVAC upgrades, this new trend will bring a boon of work for both the commercial and residential renovation industries.

Indoors To Outdoors

Creating a comfortable outdoor living space that is an extension of your indoors will continue to be popular with 2021 home renovations, and not just in the warmer climates. Drop-down screens on the porch to help with mosquitos, outdoor heating lamps, outdoor fire places that create warmth, and cozy couches will extend your relaxation into the cooler months.

Bathroom Oases

It’s time to start saving up for renos as big as soaking tubs and steam showers, to smaller upgrades like aromatherapy shower heads and bathtub fillers that can hold a cup of tea or glass of wine. According to a 2020 Houzz Bathroom Trends Study, two in five homeowners (41%) who renovated a master bathroom say they rely on their new space for rest and relaxation. Start budgeting for your work-from-home upgrades and backyard escapes!